Asparagine

Asparagine

Asparagine

Formal Name: 2-Amino-3-carbamoylpropanoic acid
Supplement Forms: Pills, food, liquid

Recommended Daily Allowance

  • Infants: (0 to 12 Months) N/A
  • Children: (1 to 13 years) N/A
  • Adolescents: (14 to 18 Years) N/A
  • Adults: (19 and Older) N/A
  • Lactating Women: N/A
  • Pregnant Women: N/A

Notes: Asparagine is a non-essential amino acid that is produced internally within the body.

Additional Information

Asparagine is synthesized by the liver. Asparagine derives its name from asparagus, as it was initially isolated from asparagus juice in 1806 however, it’s presence in actual proteins was not identified until 1932.

Bodily Functions Asparagine Assists

Asparagine is a non-essential amino acid that is involved in a variety of bodily processes. It is needed for normal nervous system activity because of it’s importance in signal transmission between nerves. Furthermore, it is necessary as a building block for protein production, and is involved in nitrogen transportation within the body. Asparagine content that is present in liver is able to help convert amino acids into other forms of amino acids.

Symptoms Of Deficiency:
  • Asparagine deficiency is rare and not
    clearly identified.
  • Can contribute to autoimmune disorders and related immune system problems.
Foods High In Asparagine

Sources of asparagine include meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, asparagus, potatoes, legumes, nuts, whole grains and soy.

Ailments That Asparagine Helps Against:
  • Not directly related in helping treat any disorders or particular problems.
Side Effects And Toxicity

No known side-effects or toxicity dangers with asparagine.

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